Charles Barkley is known to be a bringer of comic relief once in a while as a panelist on TNT's Inside The NBA. When the NBA released its 75 best players to celebrate its 75th anniversary, Barkley took a jab at co-panelist Kenny Smith, saying in 20 years, Kenny will be on a list to honor the NBA's best 5,000 players.
Barkley knows how to talk smack, and former NBA player Nate Robinson was on the receiving end on one occasion. In the 2018 All-Star game, Chuck spotted Larry Nance Sr., and Robinson commented on his height.
"And he is taller than what I thought. Like me watching him on TV."
As expected, Chuck had a savage reply, which cracked up Kevin Garnett.
"Well, first of all, everybody is taller than you."
Both former players went at each other, with Nate claiming he could have dunked on Barkley if they played in the same era. That would have been a fun watch, seeing as Nate is 5'9" while Chuck stands at 6'6".
While that might seem like a bizarre claim, Robinson knows how to take flight. To put things in perspective, he is a three-time NBA Slam Dunk contest champion.
Robinson also used his athleticism on the defensive end of the floor. He has recorded blocks against bigger players than Chuck, including LeBron James, Dwight Howard, Shaquille O'Neal, and the incredibly tall Yao Ming, who stands at 7'6".
Chuck will forever be considered as one of the greatest to ever do it, despite failing to win a championship. The one time he went all the way to the NBA Finals, Michael Jordan was there to stop him and the Phoenix Suns.
Nonetheless, he had an impeccable 16-year career as a player and immediately went into television. Although he has revealed his plans to retire soon, Chuck is currently in his 21st year broadcasting.